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  • A self-driving Nissan Leaf has completed a 230-mile journey on UK roads, negotiating complex roundabouts, motorways, and high-speed country lanes with no road markings, white lines or kerbs.The journey was carried out by a US-based research project, HumanDrive, jointly funded by UK government throug...

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  • The coronavirus is significantly impacting oil demand in China as travel by road, rail and air across the country has collapsed following quarantine measures and restrictions implemented by the Chinese government in a bid to stop the disease spreading.According to BloombergNEF: ‘The demand shock has...

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  • Greenergy, an international supplier of transportation fuels, has merged with BG Fuels, a leading Canadian forecourt fuel retailer. The companies claim that by combining Greenergy’s supply chain expertise and growing independent dealer offer, and BG Fuels’ national retail brand management and s...

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  • The UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson is planning to bring forward a ban on the sale of new petrol and diesel cars to 2035 at the latest. He made the announcement as part of a COP26  launch event at London’s Science Museum in early February. The previous government announced in 2017 that it would...

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  • UK retail prices for petrol, diesel and LPG for road vehicles from 2012 to present, including analysis and graphs During the last quarter of 2019, prices had remained fairly constant with ULSP dropping from a high of 129.43 ppl in June to 125.81 in December and Diesel falling from 134.73ppl to 129....

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  • First Glasgow is rolling out two all-electric, single-decker buses on routes from which electric trolley buses were decommissioned by the Glasgow Corporation in 1967. The new buses are a statement of intent for the city’s transport to help meet the city’s bold target of net zero emissions by 2030.&n...

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  • In UK, the Electric Vehicle Energy Taskforce , established in 2018, propose bringing together the government with the auto and electricity industries to ensure the smoothest possible transition in decarbonising the UK’s road networks. Key proposal include smart charging and greater standardisation.&...

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  • The growing demand for sports utility vehicles (SUVs) – sales of which outnumber electric vehicle sales at a rate of 37 to 1 – is threatening the UK’s attempts to clean up the transport sector, according to the annual Review of Energy Policy published by the UK Energy Research Centre (UKERC). T...

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  • Even if the UK government accelerates its plan to ban the sale of new petrol and diesel cars, millions of fossil-fuelled vehicles will still be on the UK’s roads in the 2030s and 2040s, claims a new study from the Institution of Mechanical Engineers (IMechE).The UK government originally announced th...

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  • Since publishing Transport Fuels Technology in year 2000, Dr Eric Goodger CEng FEI has continued to update by detecting and abstracting items of relevant news across the scientific/engineering literature. These abstracts are included on a continuing basis on the website of the Energy Institute.Thes...

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